• Andrew J. Pace has joined Strand Development Co., LLC as senior vice president.
• Tim Stier has joined Anderson Brothers Bank as an investment officer based in the Conway branch at 2651 Church St.
• Karen Rahn has joined SPM Resorts as corporate director of risk management; Karen Middleton has been re-hired as corporate director of human resources.
• William Furman has joined the U.S. Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office as senior area manager of its alternate worksite office.
• Sue Tobin has joined Coastal Cancer Center as part of the medical oncology and hematology team.
• Anne Cote of South Atlantic Bank has been promoted to senior vice president and has taken on the role of director of loan operations; Donna Spitzer has been promoted to assistant vice president and mortgage loan underwriter and Michelle A. Love has been named vice president and manager of the bank’s Myrtle Beach main office.
• Grand Strand Regional Medical Center was awarded The Joint Commission’s Certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
• Elbert Dorn of Nexsen Pruet has been named to the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
• Coastal Orthopedics' OrthoNow Clinic is open at 2376 Cypress Circle, Suite 300, in Conway. Hours include Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. For information, call 347-7222.
• Mercom Corp. has won an IT contract from the U.S. Department of State Information Resource Management, Global Information Technology Modernization program.
• Chip Hardy of PrimeTRUST Advisors has been selected to join a group of advisors to assist retirement plan sponsors using the PlanSuccess System.
• Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is the second hospital in the nation to achieve disease specific care certification for sepsis by The Joint Commission.
• Madonna Perkins, a registered professional reporter from Murrells Inlet, attended the National Court Reporters Association 2013 Convention & Expo held in Nashville, Tenn.
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